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State Sen. Barry Loudermilk (R-District 14), who was endorsed by FreedomWorks, defeated former Republican congressman and 2008 Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr for the Republican nomination in the race in Georgia’s 11th congressional district in tonight’s primary run-off.

The AP called the race earlier tonight and according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office Loudermilk currently (10:10p.m.) has a 2-to-1 lead with 1 in 4 counties reporting.

Every member of the New York City police department will be required to undergo retraining on the use of violence following the death of a man in custody who appeared to have been subdued with a chokehold, the police commissioner said today.

Police Commissioner William Bratton said his investigators have spoken with the FBI "to discuss their monitoring of this investigation," and said that he would "not be surprised" if federal prosecutors began their own civil rights violation case.

A campaign to organize adjunct faculty has run aground at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, where independent instructors voted against forming a union.

After a hotly contested union election, the vote was 84 in favor and 136 opposed, according to union officials.

The results, announced late Monday, dealt a setback to organizers of Adjunct Action, an offshoot of the Service Employees International Union, who had hoped to build momentum for a statewide effort to improve pay and benefits for part-time instructors.

At least four people were killed in a suicide bombing at an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday, a security source said.

Islamist militants and army forces have been clashing regularly in the city, but suicide attacks have been rare during the turmoil that has followed the 2011 overthrow over veteran ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

NEW YORK (AP) — Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge — one of New York City's most heavily secured landmarks — were replaced sometime during the night with white banners that were spotted Tuesday morning fluttering in the wind.

Police crime scene and intelligence detectives were investigating how the flags were switched out on the famed span that connects Brooklyn and Manhattan, and there were no reports of suspicious activity, police said. Officers in patrol cars are stationed at both ends of the bridge, which is constantly monitored by surveillance cameras.

NEWARK – After a hearing this morning, Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ordered the Christie Administration to turn over by August 15th records requested by a government transparency activist who wanted to review requests others had made in the wake of the Bridgegate scandal.

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey represents Harry Scheeler of Cape May County, who has been auditing local, county and state agencies for years to see if they are compliant with the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Scheeler conducts his audits by requesting – and receiving – records of all Open Public Records Act requests submitted to various government agencies.

President Obama and his wife, Michelle, could be the owners of a home in Rancho Mirage listed at $4.25 million before the month is out.

The First Family is believed to be in escrow on a contemporary home in a gated community where entertainers Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby once maintained estates.

The White House said rumors regarding a home in Rancho Mirage are not true.

But area real estate agents, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Obamas are the buyers of the Rancho Mirage home. Listing agents Marc Lange and Carl Blea of HOM Sotheby’s International declined to comment.

Diplomatic efforts to halt violence in the Gaza Strip intensified Tuesday as Secretary of State John Kerry and Egypt's Foreign Minister made a new push for a cease-fire, while the Israeli army confirmed that one of its soldiers was missing after a deadly battle earlier this week.

The Times of Israel reported that the Israel Defense Forces said that it had not recovered the body of a seventh serviceman believed to be killed in action early Sunday morning when an armored personnel carrier was destroyed in an attack.

Ukraine has opened criminal cases against Russian Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu and Russian businessman Konstantin Malofeyev, the Ukrainian Internal Affairs Ministry said in a statement Tuesday. Shoigu is accused of involvement in organizing illegal armed groups. Malofeyev is accused of funding them. Russia has repeatedly insisted it is not involved in any violence in the region.

Also, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board says one of its experts will help retrieve information from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17's flight data recorders, which are being sent to the UK.

Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

A Delta Boeing 747 from New York was flying over the Mediterranean headed for Tel Aviv on Tuesday when it turned around and flew to Paris instead. Flight 468 had 273 passengers and 17 crew on board.